Protesters call for Jonathan Pollard's release..
(photo credit: Reuters)
Demonstrators rallied outside of visiting US Secretary of State John
Kerry's hotel in Jerusalem Thursday evening, calling for the release
from of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard, who has been incarcerated in an American jail for the past 29 year.
Protesters chanted slogans and held placards, some depicting former US secretaries of state.
arrived to the region on Thursday for his 10th round of shuttle
diplomacy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process that resumed
A recent debate has emerged over reports of the possibility of
as part of a peace deal in return for the release of
Israeli-Arab security prisoners.
On Wednesday, US administration officials clarified
to their Israeli counterparts that there is "no chance" that US President Barack Obama would be willing to free Pollard as part of the peace process, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday.